Capra 25 Venue

The conference will be held in room L024 of the Sutherland School of Law building at the campus of University College Dublin, Ireland. Meeting rooms have been reserved for the coffee and lunch breaks to facilitate small group discussions. On Monday - Thursday rooms L241 and L242 have been reserved, and on Friday room L246 has been reserved.

A number of restaurants are open for lunch on campus, including the nearby UCD Village Food Hall, the Main Campus Restaurant, and Pi Restaurant in the O'Brien Centre for Science (East). Pi Restaurant serves hot meals, typically including a carvery option and a curry or pasta dish or soup, with at least one vegetarian option.

The conference meal will be held in the UCD University Club.

You can find Travel and Accommodation tips below.

Travel to Ireland

If you are based in Europe or the UK, there are a number of sail and rail options to reduce your conference carbon footprint. The following websites provide a combined ticket from anywhere in the UK to Dublin Ferryport for £55: thetrainline, transportforwales and nationalrail. There is also an overnight ferry available from Cherbourg in Northern France to Dublin at stenaline. A local bus from the Ferryport to Dublin city center is available, though it is recommended to book a taxi or us the Free Now  taxi app, the main operator in Ireland.

Aer Lingus fly direct to Dublin Airport from many European and US cities. There are also several other airlines that provide either direct flights or indirect flights via London. These may be cheaper, but will likely be longer due to the connection in London.

If you are flying from Europe, Ryanair provide low cost flights from many locations direct to Dublin Airport. Beware that in other countries Ryanair often fly from smaller airports that are sometimes more difficult to get to.

Aircoach provides a frequent service connecting Dublin Airport to the most popular Dublin hotels and also to UCD. Prices are approximately €10 one way and €15 return. The service runs 24 hours, although buses are less frequent during the night. Attendees staying at the recommended hotels or coming straight to UCD should take the Route 700 Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre & Leopardstown.

Another option is to take a taxi, which will cost €20-35. Taxis from the airport are readily available outside the Arrivals Hall.

Travel to UCD

There are a large number of taxi services available in Dublin across the city with many taxi ranks available in the city centre. Ensure you travel in a registered taxi - their taxi license will be displayed on the roof of the car and on the dashboard. You can also order taxis through the Free Now app for a small additional fee.

Public transport in Dublin is available in the form of bus, rail and tram. Public transport typically runs from 7AM until 11.30PM. Typical fares are approximately €2.50 per journey; you can either pay on the bus (exact change required) or you can use a LEAP card.

UCD and the recommended hotels are all connected to the city center by several frequent bus services including the 46a, 145 and 39a.

There is a station-less bike share scheme in Dublin called Bleeper. You can download the app from the Google Play store or Apple App Store. The bicycles can be parked at any sheffield/staple bike rack within a large area that covers the city centre and UCD campus.

Accomodation tips